Zaira Wasim (the Dangal fame) makes the decision of quitting the Indian film industry, as she represented the alienation properly on social media. “5 years ago I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. I started to become the prime candidate of public attention, I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth.”, she added,” While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my Imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened. As I continued to ignorantly pass through while I kept trying to convince myself that what I was doing is okay and isn’t really affecting me, I lost all the Barakah from my life. Barakat is a word whose meaning isn’t just confined to happiness, quantity or blessing, it also focuses on the idea of stability, which is something I struggled with extensively.”
She expressed that her film carrier was creating trouble in connecting her to her god, religion, and ethics. She said,” Until I decided to confront my weakness and began to strive and correct my lack of knowledge and understanding by attaching my heart with the words of Allah. In the great and divine wisdom of the Quran, I found sufficiency and peace. Indeed the hearts find peace when it acquires the knowledge of Its Creator, His Attributes, His Mercy and His commandments. She expressed that her carrier is all about lust, desire, doubt, and error, and the Quran tells the respective as the diseases that affect the heart.
She said,” I discovered my disease of doubt & error that my heart was afflicted with- There are 2 types of diseases that attack the heart, one; DOUBT and Error and the second; LUST and Desire. Both are mentioned in the Quran.”
She mentioned different postulates of the Quran in her post. Some of them are:-
1)Quran 8:29 “Instead of valuing your own deceptive conviction, make genuine efforts to strive and discover and understand the truth yourself with a heart full of faith and sincerity. “O you who have believed, if you are conscious of Allah, He will give you the ability to distinguish right from wrong”.
2)Quran 51:55 “Don’t look for role models or measures of success in the displeasure of Allah and the transgressions of his commandments. Do not allow such people to influence your choices in life or dictate your goals or ambitions.
The Prophet said, “A person will be (raised on the day of Judgement) with whom he loves.” And do not become arrogant to seek advice from the better informed but position yourself away from your ego and arrogance and rely only on Allah’s guidance, indeed only he is the turner of the hearts and the ones he guides, none can lead astray. Not everyone has the conscience or the conscious to recognize what we need to know or change and hence, it is not for us to judge, abuse, belittle or mock such people. It is our responsibility to make a positive impact by reinforcing the correct understanding by reminding each other. “And remind, for indeed the reminder benefits the believers”
Zaira Wasim was found threatening to exhaust the existence of the thought which gave her success, fame, and money. But, now when she was tending to gain every aspect of success, she just left. About announcing the decision on social media, the actor said she was frankly expressing so not to establish a spiritual image of herself, but “this is the least I can do to start afresh”,-she quoted The last time in which we would be able to see her charm would be in the film, “The Sky is Pink”.
The Sky Is Pink is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed by Shonali Bose and co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala and Chopra under the banner of RSVP Movies, Roy Kapur Films, and Purple Pebble Pictures. It stars Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, and Zaira Wasim. This will actor, Zaira Wasim’s last Bollywood movie. It is based on the motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Principal photography began in August 2018. The filming is completed on 11 March 2019 and is slated to release on 11 October 2019.
Let’s have a look at the opinions getting trolled on social media :-
Arfa Khanum Sherwani wrote “ZairaWasim ‘s decision to dissociate with film industry (‘because it interferes with her faith’) should be understood and respected as much as Nusrat Jahan’s Sindoor-Bindi. That did not make Nusrat immoral as this does not make Zaira more moral. *Freedom to choose is supreme*”
Taslima Nasreen wrote “People are saying actress Zaira Wasim’s CHOICE to quit acting for religion shld be respected.Really?Women are brainwashed by misogynistic patriarchal society to be submissive,dependent,illiterate,slaves,sex objects,childbearing machines.Women hv no freedom or option to choose.”
Writer and Political observer Zainab Sikander wrote “So Nusrat Jahan wears sindoor, it’s her choice. Zaira Wasim quits films and it’s not her choice? Oh no it’s Islam again? Hypocrites!”
Actor Iqbal Khan wrote “ZairaWasim wants to quit,what’s the big deal,Her choice .. May be what she was doing was wrong and she doesn’t wanna do it.. I’m an actor,im not doing anything worng,doesn’t stop me from practicing Islam Alhumdulillah.”
A Kashmiri writer Ashwaq Masoodi wrote, “When a woman takes a decision, whether it contradicts popular opinion or not, somehow people always question her intelligence to know what is good for herself.”